[Etoys] etoys performance problems

Ties Stuij cjstuij at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 01:42:58 EDT 2008

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 12:43 AM, Hilaire Fernandes <hilaire at ofset.org> wrote:
> Hello Tie,
>  Your email is very interesting.
>  And I am wondering: does jpeg file inserted in a Squeak image then
>  saved in a .pr file are saved in the .pr file as jpeg data or just
>  24bits RBG form data?
>  I am enclined to think this is the second option, if so the size
>  impact is hudge.

Hmm, yes interesting question. I didn't investigate, but judging from
the amount of pictures compared to the file size, I guessed they were
stored compressed in one way or another. Perhaps somebody with
knowledge could shed some light?

>  With your project growing,  you may want to stop using .pr file and
>  use external file to describe the activity (xml files) plus media data
>  (jpeg, ogg, etc.). I am betting you will see a hudge performence
>  boost. But then you are cut from Etoys..
>  I am currious to read Squeak friends advices.

As am I,


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